Thursday, September 13, 2018
Considered as one of the best preserved temples of ancient Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu is considered the 2nd largest Pharaonic temple in the country. Today, a visit to the temple is a must for any tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt and who are fond of history and ancient architecture.
Located around 120 kilometers to the North of Aswan, many travelers who tour Egypt visit the temple as part of their visits’ programs in their Nile cruises from Luxor to Aswan or vice versa.
The construction of the Temple of Horus in Edfu took two centuries to be completed. It was in fact established by the Ptolemies as they wanted to have an architectural achievement that is similar to the Karnak Temple in Luxor.
The Ptolemies chose Horus to be the main god of the temple as his worship was quite popular in the period of the construction of the temple, between the 3rd and the 1st centuries BC. Today it is one of the most memorable ancient monuments that welcomes numerous tourists who spend their vacations in Egypt.